80 Quotes About Work

Quotes About Work

1. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

2. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas A. Edison

4. By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. – Robert Frost

5. Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou

6. There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible. – Mother Teresa

7. It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. – Benjamin Franklin

8. Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. – Sam Ewing

9. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vince Lombardi

10. Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. – Khalil Gibran

11. The brain is a wonderful organ it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. – Robert Frost

12. Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. – Mark Twain

13. Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt

14. Work is the curse of the drinking classes. – Oscar Wilde

15. The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination. – Ronald Reagan

16. I think the person who takes a job in order to live – that is to say, for the money – has turned himself into a slave. – Joseph Campbell

17. All things are difficult before they are easy. – Thomas Fuller

18. A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. – Albert Camus

19. Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. – Henry David Thoreau

20. Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work. – Al Capp

21. The pay is good and I can walk to work. – John F. Kennedy

22. The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. – Elbert Hubbard

23. To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. – John Dewey

24. Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. – Anne Frank

25. To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. – Robert Frost

26. The harder I work, the luckier I get. – Samuel Goldwyn

27. There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas A. Edison

28. Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies. – Albert Camus

29. We work to become, not to acquire. – Elbert Hubbard

30. Find a job you like and you add five days to every week. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

31. Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. – Booker T. Washington

32. There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. – Henry Ford

33. Management is nothing more than motivating other people. – Lee Iacocca

34. Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. – Gustave Flaubert

35. Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. – Ann Landers

36. When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt. – Henry J. Kaiser

37. It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction. – Pablo Picasso

38. Every noble work is at first impossible. – Thomas Carlyle

39. Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock. – Pablo Picasso

40. A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge. – Peter Drucker

41. When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?’ – Don Marquis

42. Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. – Peter Drucker

43. The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. – Richard Bach

44. America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. – Evan Esar

45. Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you’re just sitting still? – J. Paul Getty

46. Work alone is noble. – Thomas Carlyle

47. I can’t imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it. – Edgar Winter

48. If you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work. – Ogden Nash

49. Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. – Horace

50. Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence. – Laurence J. Peter

51. I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work. – Louis C. K.

52. And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree. – Donald Norman

53. Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things. – Byron Dorgan

54. For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn’t do it. – Frank Gehry

55. The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. – Arnold J. Toynbee

56. To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. – Bette Davis

57. You’re blessed if you have the strength to work. – Mahalia Jackson

58. When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results. – Calvin Coolidge

59. Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date. – Ann Richards

60. Management must manage! – Harold S. Geneen

61. Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else. – George Halas

62. There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune. – J. Paul Getty

63. I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you’ve lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change. – Richard Nelson Bolles

64. Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure. – George Sand

65. To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. – Pearl S. Buck

66. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. – Harry Golden

67. If Botticelli were alive today he’d be working for Vogue. – Peter Ustinov

68. And if small businesspeople say they made it on their own, all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week in their place. Nobody showed up in their place to open the door at five in the morning. Nobody did their thinking, and worrying, and sweating for them. – Paul Ryan

69. Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles. – William Feather

70. Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it. – Harold S. Geneen

71. By the work one knows the workman. – Jean de La Fontaine

72. Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with. – Stevie Wonder

73. Work isn’t to make money you work to justify life. – Marc Chagall

74. After two weeks of working on a project, you know whether it will work or not. – Bill Budge

75. It can be liberating to get fired because you realize the world doesn’t end. There’s other ways to make money, better jobs. – Ron Livingston

76. O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out. – Abu Bakr

77. If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come. – Lawrence Welk

78. Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form. – Gloria Steinem

79. Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else. – Dmitri Mendeleev

80. As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid. – Irvin S. Cobb

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